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Theory and Practice Key to Optimized Broadband, Low-loss Optical Metamaterials
March 28, 2013
The union of theory and practice makes broadband, low-loss optical devices practical, which is why two groups of Penn State University engineers collaborated to design optical metamaterials that have custom applications that are easily manufactured.
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